10 episodes

A new audio essay podcast by Stacia Brown

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

A new audio essay podcast by Stacia Brown

    Ep. 10 - Letting Go of Girl-Dads

    Ep. 10 - Letting Go of Girl-Dads

    A meditation on the loss of Kobe Bryant and his unabashed approach to raising daughters. A single mother's musings on what it means to defer to her daughter's dad.

    • 18 min
    Ep. 9 Atatiana and the Sonic Imagination

    Ep. 9 Atatiana and the Sonic Imagination

    A meditation on navigating retreat and residency culture as a Black artist, who's constantly being reminded how risk Black people are, wherever we are, in this country, and abroad.

    Sound for this episode was recorded at the Black Artists Retreat 2019 at the Park Avenue Armory. Featured voices include Theaster Gates, Nona Hendryx, Toshi Reagon, and Esperanza Spalding. This episode also includes recordings of Joshua Brown and Atatiana Jefferson.

    • 12 min
    Ep. 8 As for Me and This House (and Senate)

    Ep. 8 As for Me and This House (and Senate)

    Mother explores her relationship to civic duty, after taking her daughter to vote in the 2018 midterm election. Sound notes: Cuicuitte, Komiku, Podington Bear, Dilla, A Different World, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and news broadcasts dating back to 1983.

    • 12 min
    Ep. 7 Something Hollowed, Overdue

    Ep. 7 Something Hollowed, Overdue

    A mother meditates on marriage, in advance of her daughter's father's wedding.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 6 The Art of Knowing When to Retreat

    Ep. 6 The Art of Knowing When to Retreat

    Hope Chest returns with a new essay written at SPACE on Ryder Farm's Family Residency in July 2018. A week-long artist's residency for parents and their children, SPACE on Ryder Farm affords families that ever-elusive commodity that's so difficult for many artists to find, post-parenting: time. While there, Stacia writes to Story about how the culmination of her academic and professional decisions to date have led her to face some harsh realities of late.

    • 13 min
    Ep. 5 Birth Daze: A Co-Parenting Story

    Ep. 5 Birth Daze: A Co-Parenting Story

    A single mother navigates the shifting dynamics of her family -- at a slower pace than everyone else.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

NoneOfYourBusiness61 ,

Please tell there will be more 😳🙏

I just found you as I dig into past episodes of Terrible, Thanks for Asking. I’m subscribed, but there doesn’t appear as though there’s much new content in 2019. That’s the bad news...hopefully not?? The good news is I have a few seasons to binge. Love love love her voice, tone, whisper, and subtly straight forward with her words. Super well written based on the first episode I’ve heard. If I’m wrong I’ll re-review 🤷‍♀️. Just sayin that I think this pod is gonna be a standout Indy...hum...not sure about that

myheartisinthemusic ,

Lyrical and Thought provoking

Her voice is so smooth and melodic it calms your soul and spirit while her words stimulate your imagination. The essays are like poetry. They leave you feeling as though you have experienced something intimate and special. Love this podcast.

glitterificsparkles ,

So so good!

Your voice is soothing and your words envelope me. As a mother, I hear you. And I hope there will be more to hear someday.

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